Daily Life News (5-30-18)

Peabody Farmers Market starts June 4

Peabody Farmers Market will begin Monday, June 4. Vendors will have a selection of home-baked goods and early season produce.

Booths will set up on the west side of Walnut Street in historic downtown Peabody from 4:30-6:30 p.m. each Monday throughout the growing season.

Senior citizens who qualify for assistance may apply for vouchers issued by the Marion County Department on Aging to be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. These farmers market checks come in $5 increments with a total of $30 for the summer.

Two produce vendors at the Peabody Farmers Mar­ket are prepared to accept the vouchers. For more info, contact Gayla Ratzlaff, MCDA coordinator, at 620-382-3580.

Additional vendors are welcomed, including fruit growers, craftspeople and meat producers. Kaylyn Thiessen is the organizer and may be reached at 620-983-2731 or by email at lkthiessen8@gmail.com.

NMKSO to perform summer concert

The Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra will presents “European Con­trasts” at 4 p.m., Sunday, June 3, at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, 1200 Boyd Ave.

The program will highlight chamber music featuring John Harrison, James Jones and Karen Schlau­baugh.

Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door; students, $6 or $7. The evening includes a dessert reception following the concert.

Tickets can be purchased at Faith and Life Bookstore in Newton or online at www.nmkso.org. For more information call 316-772-3265.

MCDA to distribute market checks June 5

The Marion County Department on Aging will begin distributing farmers market checks Tuesday June 5. The checks can be used at any farmers market in Kansas.

The checks are available for individuals who are age 60 years and older and who meet the monthly income guidelines as follows: one-person household, $1,872; two-person household, $2,538; three-person household, $3,204; and four-person household, $3,870.

These checks can be used only at market booths that display the sign “Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program-Checks Accepted Here.”

The $30 worth of checks can be used for fresh, locally grown, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey.

Gayla Ratzlaff, MCDA coordinator, will be at Peabody Senior Center at 11 a.m. June 6 and the Hillsboro Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. June 15 to distribute the farmers market checks.

Call those centers to set up and appointment.

Deadline for election changes is June 1

The candidate filing deadline for the August and November elections, as well as the deadline to change party affiliation, is 1 p.m. June 1.

Candidates for Marion County District 1 commissioner will be on the ballot, as well as several other offices, including all precinct committee persons.

Marion County will be using new voting equipment for this year’s elections, according to Tina Spencer, election officer.

For more information, call Spencer at 620-382-2185.

HYP and HRC offer ‘Movie Mondays’

Hillsboro Young Profes­sionals and the Hillsboro Recreation Commission are sponsoring “June Movie Mondays” to raise funds for the Hillsboro Community Plaza Splash Pad Project.

Children’s movies are being shown each Monday at the Hillsboro High School Auditorium at 1 p.m., doors open at 12:45 p.m.

Concessions and prize ticket packs may be purchased for a discount for all four movies, or for each individual show online through Hillsboro Rec’s new online site, or with assistance at the Hillsboro city office.

The community can enjoy a real movie theater experience in Hillsboro during the hot summer afternoons, and all proceeds will benefit the HCP project.

Following is the movie schedule:

June 4: “Space Jam.”

June 11: “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.”

June 18: “A Bug’s Life.”

June 25: “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”

Lions Club awards $500 in scholarships

Hillsboro Lions Club awarded $500 in college scholarships to local 2018 graduating students.

The graduates are: Meghan David, Kansas University; Taylor Helmer, Oklahoma Wesleyan Univer­sity; Samantha Moss, Univer­sity of Colorado, Colorado Springs; Callie Meisinger, John Brown University; and Callyan Lacio, Friends University.